Honeymoons are for newly married couples to take a few days off and celebrate their marriage. However, the new term being thrown around – Babymoon – is for married couples who are expecting a child. Babymoons are vacations taken before the birth of a child in order to help the parents-to-be relax and unwind before they are thrown into a bunch of responsibilities.
If you’re expecting and looking for a babymoon destination, look no further than the boundaries of India because we have some of the best cities to visit listed out here! Although some couples prefer to travel outside the country, here are some options within India to help you rejuvenate before starting a new segment in life! Don't forget to read our Babymoon Travel Guide while planning your babymoon, it covers all the important details you need to know for traveling with a bump.
Being accessible from any major city in India, Goa is one of the most relaxed babymoon destinations one could think of. With casual wear being popular here, pregnant women can be comfortable in their clothing. If having sun-kissed skin, mini foot massages with natural scrubs and gushing water or even long walks and being lazy is your ideal weekend, then Goa would be the perfect babymoon place in India. You don’t even have to go sight-seeing – just a book a luxury hotel and use the facilities available to unwind. However, be careful while indulging in adventure activities with the baby bump - indulge in safe and secure couple activities like sun bathing, some water sports, take a cruise or even gobble into a gourmet dinner.
Of course you deserve to be treated like royalty with all the morning sickness, exhaustion and food cravings! Take your king, and the little prince/princess inside and visit the Pink City to be served to as a queen and nothing else! The months of August, September and October provide the best weather for this babymoon destination, making the entire vacation memorable and comfortable for the parents-to-be. However, avoid visiting old palaces or ancient ruins which have slippery pathways and rickety stairs. Moreover, the city is accessible from every major city by all modes of transport. The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new, making it perfect to explore the historical city with ease and awe.
If you wish to travel overseas but are unable to do so for various reasons, substitute the foreign land for the French influenced Pondicherry near Chennai. Although Pondicherry doesn’t have an airport, it is accessible by bus and train or one could even drive up to the pristine beaches of Pondicherry. Booking a resort and sipping drinks on the shore is recommended for rejuvenation! If you don’t want to feel the rush of the time pass by, choose Pondicherry for your babymoon destination. Take a stroll through the hundreds of boulevards and enjoy quiet evening with your spouse and baby bump! The serenity will keep you company as you enjoy some lovely French cuisine on the beach under the moonlight!
The most romantic getaways is in the God’s own Country of Kerala. Kumarakom in Kerala is a lake nestled in between the greens that will help relieve stress and help spend quality time with your spouse. There are also several Ayurvedic massages and spas available in the area for you to relax and be pampered. One can choose either beaches, beautiful boat houses in the backwaters or exotic resorts with tree houses for your Babymoon based on your choice. The serene beauty here is sufficient to rejuvenate the spark of your marriage and bring back the love and bonding you shared as newlyweds. If you reside in the southern part of India, it is a more convenient option, but you wouldn’t be compromising on the quality of your babymoon!
Home to the famous and romantic Taj Mahal, Agra is the perfect city in the Northern part of India to visit for your babymoon if you’re looking for some history. Book in advance for a hassle-free vacation and couples can even renew their wedding vows in view of the the Taj Mahal. However, one of the wonders of the world isn’t just the only stand-alone attraction. The Mughals have left behind magnificent architecture and monuments. The bustling markets also have a wide variety of products that one can buy for the house, clothes for the baby and maybe even some new-born toys!
Being the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair is an ideal combination of India and Thailand – it’s right an island between the borders of the two countries. The seaside waves will create a calming atmosphere while you enjoy long walks by the beach under the gentle sun. Choose a safe water activity like sea walking or snorkelling and only if you are a regular swimmer, especially during your pregnancy. You wouldn’t to try something new or do something that would cause anxiety! One could also take the romantic ferry rides with your loved one and preferably book an ocean view or ocean side resort for maximum stress relief before the baby arrives!
Ease into the natural beauty of Shimla in the Northern part of India amidst the serene surroundings and greenery. Avoid visiting this city in the cold months of the year, however, otherwise the weather is pleasant enough for a babymoon! Stay at a hotel with a panaromic view of Shimla and take in the fresh air in your lungs while you breathe out the chaos of city life. Couples sometimes don’t even leave their hotels with great facilities, but if you do, don’t forget to take strolls through the pathways and go shopping to treat yourself just a little bit! If you’re up for it, you can also head a little further to Mashobra for breathtaking views and a memorable vacation! Keep in mind not to indulge in any risky winter activities while you’re here!
One of the most relaxing vacation spot, Ananda Spa is one of India’s favourite babymoon destination for a rejuvenating babymoon. Ananda Spa welcomes one with open arms to its fully charged wellness programme. Ranging from yoga, meditation, detox, ayurvedic and an overall relaxing spa experience during your stay, Ananda Spa is the best relaxation destination! It is a few hours’ drive from Delhi and about 40 minutes from Dehradun Airport. At the spa, you’d encounter this soothing spot more like an oasis of peace with spa therapies and detoxification along with a lot more. You can choose what’s best for you and enjoy the same with your spouse at the wellness hub!
With a great view of the Kumaon mountain range, Nainital is the best babymoon destination to close your ears from the cacophony of the city. Situated in the Northern part of India, it houses the perfect balance between a hill station and as well as city amenities. The surrounding areas are beautiful to visit as well offering scenic beauty at another level. Relaxing walks in the midst of nature is highly recommended while you enjoy marvellous views of the mountain range and valleys around you. The sightseeing here is also extremely relaxing and does not demand too much from tourists which makes it perfect for pregnant women and their spouses. Don’t forget to enjoy some hot aloo parathas while you’re here!
From pristine lakes to gorgeous valleys and large mountain ranges, Srinagar is a city that almost has it all! Take a boat ride through the Dal Lake or visit any one of the several serene temples to unwind a little bit. We personally think you couldn’t spend the entire vacation in a hotel room with a city like Srinagar! With accessibility under all modes of transports and from all major cities, Srinagar as a city has a lot to offer including shopping markets, places to visit, things to do and of course, untouched nature! Again, we highly advise you against any risky activities or winter sports. Rather, just try and relax with your spouse. You can check the many articles we have about Srinagar and Kashmir for more details!
You could also enjoy a Staycation! If you don’t wish to travel out of your comfort zone, just a book a resort or a luxury hotel in your city and unwind for a few days before you go back to routine life! However, if you decide to visit any of these cities or others that are not mentioned here, there are a few things you should keep in mind for your safety and comfort. The best time to have a babymoon is the second trimester when the morning sickness and sleeplessness is behind you and the big baby bump hasn’t come around to make your walks slightly uncomfortable. Avoid visiting any city or country that requires you to take vaccinations as doctors strongly advise pregnant women against injections. However, be liberal with mosquito repellent when needed! As we have mentioned several times in the article, keep in mind not to indulge in adventurous or risky activities or anything that could cause anxiety. Babymoons are meant to relax you with your spouse. Enjoy short walks or fancy meals at a restaurant instead! However, you can always have a multi-week vacation or just a weekend break – just make sure you and your loved one come back relaxed and with a clear mind to be ready for the little one!